SugerReg® was designed to promote and maintain normal-range blood sugar levels, activate cell glucose transporters, aid liver function and improve sugar metabolism. The formula combines the minerals chromium and vanadium with herbs that reduce cellular resistance to insulin and balance blood sugar levels.
When used in conjunction with dietary and lifestyle changes, SugarReg® can help stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics. It can also be helpful for people with high insulin levels, a condition known as metabolic syndrome or metabolic syndrome X.
Many of the ingredients in SugarReg® also help to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. This means it can also be helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, so this is another positive benefit of this blend.
Here are the ingredients that make this formula helpful for regulating blood sugar.
Chromium is found in many regular foods, including whole grains, spices, mushrooms, meat products, and many fruits and vegetables. However, due to the consumption of refined carbohydrates, many people are deficient in chromium, which can lead to problems regulating blood sugar. Chromium is essential to insulin and sugar metabolism, but it also helps prevent arterial plaque.
Chromium is valuable in treating diabetes, prediabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, corticosteroid-induced hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels), dysthymic disorder and atypical depression. Chromium is also used to aid weight loss, increase muscle mass, decrease body fat, improve athletic performance and to increase energy.
Vanadium is next to Chromium on the periodic table. It is essential to blood sugar (glucose) metabolism and is often deficient in diabetics. This metallic element is naturally found in mushrooms, shellfish, black pepper, parsley, dill seed, grains and wine. One of Vanadium’s most interesting qualities is its ability to mime insulin by initiating phsphorylation of insulin receptor proteins. Translated into understandable terms, this means it has an insulin-like effect in helping cells take up sugar. This ability makes vanadium helpful in treating both diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Vanadium may also be useful in preventing cancer and treating hyerlipidemia, heart disease, edema, tuberculosis, syphilis and one form of microcytic anemia.
Cinnamon bark comes from the inner bark of a tree and has been used as a medicine and a spice for thousands of years. The Chinese used it for treating fever, diarrhea and menstrual problems. Recent evidence has shown that cinnamon reduces insulin resistance in cells, making it useful in treating diabetes.
Fenugreek seeds: Originally from the Mediterranean and North Africa, fenugreek has been used in Egyptian medicine for hundreds of years. Fenugreek seeds act to reduce inflammation, stimulate digestion and lower blood sugar levels.
Bitter melon fruit is an old folk remedy for diabetes, in India. This melon works to normalize blood sugar levels to achieve overall normal body function. One of the constituents in bitter melon is the polypeptide gurmarin, which shows similarities to bovine insulin. Besides being helpful for diabetes, bitter melon is used to treat high cholesterol, H. pylori ulcers, intestinal gas, bloating, stomachache and intestinal parasites.
Gymnema sylvestre is found in the tropical forests of southern and central India. The plant’s main constituents include triterpenoid saponins called gymnemic acids. When chewed, the plant blocks the taste of sweet on the tongue, making sugar taste like sand. It is believed that gymnema also inhibits sugar absorption from the intestines, which helps keep blood sugar stable. It has been used to treat diabetes in Ayurvedic medicine in India for thousands of years and studies have shown evidence of cellular regeneration and repair with type 2 diabetics who have taken the herb.
Nopal Leaves, commonly known as prickly pear cactus, were a major food for southwestern Native Americans and are still used as a food in Mexican cuisine. The succulent leaves of the nopal cactus contain fibrous polysaccharides (including pectin), fiber, vitamin C, betanin, and indicaxanthin. These properties give nopal its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and insulin sensitizing abilities. Nopal has a glycemic index of five, which means it does not spike insulin production when eaten as a food. Used as a medicine, it not only helps balance blood sugar in diabetics, it can also be helpful for hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), obesity, alcohol-induced hangover, colitits, diarrhea and prostatic hypertrophy.
Banaba leaf, known in the United States as crepe myrtle, is an attractive plant that grows in warm climates, originating from India, the Philippines, Australia, and East Asia. The leaves main constituents include ellagic acid derivatives, tannins, lagerstroemin, flosin B, reginin A, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and some olefins. Banaba is utilized for its abilities to lower glucose levels. This anti-diabetic ability has made banaba a folk treatment for diabetes for years and studies are showing banaba’s ability as a diabetes medicine today.
Take one SugarReg capsule three times daily with meals.
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